Did you know that there’s a very simple way to ascertain if your MacBook battery is in need of a replacement? Well, there is, and you can use it to make sure that your battery is working normally in under thirty seconds.
The easiest and the quickest way of making sure that your MacBook battery is in good health is by clicking the battery icon located at the top right corner of your MacBook’s screen while holding down the option key. However, you can also check the MacBook’s battery status in detail by making use of System Report that can provide you with information such as the number of cycles that the battery has left and its full capacity.
If you want to get your MacBook battery replaced by Apple, you will be charged $129 for battery service on 11 and 13 inch MacBook airs and 13 and 15 inch MacBook Pros that are not covered by warranty or AppleCare Plus. Those who own the 17-inch MacBook Pro will have to pay $179 while the 12-inch MacBook owners or those with the 13 or 15 inch MacBook Pros with Retina display shall have to pay a sum of $199.
Check out our guide to learn about your MacBook battery.
Hold the option key and then hit the battery icon located on the upper-right corner of the screen.
You will see a ‘condition’ field that will tell if the battery is performing as it should. If the condition says ‘normal’, then the battery is working fine. However, if it says ‘replace soon’, then the battery is holding less charge than normal and needs to be monitored. If the field says ‘replace now’, then your battery is holding a very little charge but is still safe to use. If the sign says ‘service battery’, then you need to take it to Apple Store. However, you can continue using it as long as you are using the right power adapter.
Click the Apple icon and select ‘about this Mac’.
Or you can hold the option key and select ‘system information’ to reach the final step quicker.
Select ‘System report.’
Select ‘power’ to see details about your MacBook battery.
You will be able to check information including battery-cycle count, full charge, and charge remaining.
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